It's Better to Be Safe Than Sorry - 07/30/2018

Safety E-QuickTips

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.

Monday, July 30, 2018

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Safety E-QuickTips is a weekly email designed to help Employers and Employees start their week with a short thought about safety in the workplace.

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It's Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Back in 2014 I wrote a Safety E-QuickTips titled “Wouldn't It Be Great to Know Before Your Workday Begins…”

Today I’m going to give you an instant replay because this is a topic that I believe you cannot share too many times – and when I say share, I mean share with everyone from management to the last person hired.

So here goes.

Wouldn't it be great that when you woke up today you already knew how your workday was going to go, especially when it comes to your safety?

Think about it.

You wake up and immediately before you do anything, you see yourself at work on a ladder stretching, or trying to hop the ladder a little without getting down, so you can get to something just out of your reach. Over go you and the ladder. You see yourself falling and then being sent to the hospital with what looks to be a broken leg.

Or...

You see yourself deactivating a safety device from a piece of equipment you are using because it keeps acting up, causing you to fall behind in production. Then without notice, your hand gets caught in the unit and you are being pulled into the machine leaving no question that this is not going to work out well for you.

Yes, wouldn't it be great to know before your workday begins how your actions at work will affect your safety so that you could make the necessary changes to protect yourselves?

To the best of my knowledge none of us can see the future, so what is the next best thing we can do?

If we're going to work off a ladder and find that something is a little beyond our reach, we could take that little extra time and make that little extra effort to climb down the ladder and move it so that we can easily reach whatever we need without stretching out or hopping the ladder.

Or...

We could take the time to fix the safety device on our machine rather than disabling it.

Although we can't see ahead to what hazards we may be exposed to today at work, there is one thing we all can do.

We can take the time and make the effort necessary to protect both ourselves and other employees working with us from hazards in the workplace. This will help ensure everyone goes home at the end of the day in the same condition they came.

Please share this with everyone you work with this week because – It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

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U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
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If you have just received your first Safety E-QuickTip or just want to take a look at past issues, check out our Safety E-QuickTips Archive Page on our website.

If you know of someone or a company that might benefit from receiving Safety E-QuickTips, please take a moment to share this with them so they can sign-up today.

Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Receive Safety E-Quick Tips First Thing Monday Morning 4:30 EST

Quick Links...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Customized Online Safety Programs
Online 1 Hour Safety Training
Workplace Safety Posters